[oshug] OSHWA certification mark: call for ideas

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 15:17:58 UTC 2016


I think I was the only random community member to join OSHWA's last hangout
on the subject. Their explanation made a lot more sense "in person". Here's
my updated take on it.
http://www.atthatmatt.com/open-source/open-source-hardware/oshwas-certification-a-stable-opinion-on-open-source-hardware/
On Mar 20, 2016 05:07, "Andrew Back" <arback at computer.org> wrote:

> On 18 March 2016 at 11:09, Saar Drimer <saar at boldport.com> wrote:
> >>
> http://www.oshwa.org/2016/03/17/open-hardware-certification-mark-call-for-ideas/
> >
> > Taking care of the important stuff first! </sarcasm>
> >
> > Here's what I wrote when the first whiff of that 'certification' folly
> > came about back in September...
> >
> >   http://www.boldport.com/blog/2015/9/22/the-license-is-the-license
>
> Indeed. While undoubtedly well intentioned, it is more than a little
> problematic. Not least in the requirement that those using the mark,
> submit to being subject to severe financial penalties should they fall
> foul of the associated conditions. I cannot imagine this ever getting
> past legal counsel at a large organisation.
>
> Andrew
>
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